From Yahoo News, the word is out that OJ Simpson’s If I Did It has found a publisher:
LOS ANGELES – A literary agent for the family of stabbing victim Ronald Goldman has made a deal to repackage and publish O.J. Simpson’s canceled "If I Did It" book about the slayings of Goldman and Simpson’s ex-wife, a spokesman for the agent said Monday.
Details of the agreement, including the name of the New York publishing house, will be released Tuesday, said Michael Wright, a spokesman for Los Angeles-based literary agent Sharlene Martin of Martin Literary Management.
"The family and publisher have pledged to leave Simpson’s manuscript entirely intact, but they will also add key commentary," Wright said in a prepared statement. "The Goldmans, the publisher and Sharlene Martin will all contribute portions of sales proceeds to the Ron Goldman Foundation for Justice."
Okay, I think this deserves a rant.
I do not care that the money will go to the Goldmans and/or to any good cause of any kind. This book is beyond distasteful. There are some books that should never be published or read. This is one of them. This just feeds OJ’s narcissistic personality disorder. And whoever the publisher is who has purchased this tripe should be told, by way of email and letters and articles and blog posts now and (if the book is actually released) by the dollar (actually the lack thereof), that he/she has made a big mistake in buying this garbage.
Rant over. Back to my fictional world where I, its creator, can make sure such a book is never published.